Posted in Resources

5 Days of Canadian Social Studies – High School Geography

5 Days of Canadian Social Studies

Welcome to day three of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies! Today I share some great resources for teaching high school geography in your homeschool.

High School Geography

high school geography
Making Connections is a high school geography curriculum suitable for grade nine or ten. The 35 chapters include how to use maps, geology of Canada, culture, economics, and Canada’s global relationships.

high school geographyCanadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada: 1000 Facts and Figures is a great encyclopedia about Canada. It’s full of photographs, maps, and illustrations from sea to shining sea.

high school geography
Have fun reading these amazing stories about Extreme Canadian Weather with your high schooler. Includes tornadoes, droughts, ice storms, floods, and more. For ages 12 and up.

Board games are a great way to enhance your geography and history studies. Check out my article, Board Games in Your Homeschool for some ideas.

For more social studies ideas, check out day one of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies for elementary history resources for your homeschool, day two for high school history resources, and day three for elementary geography resources.

Be sure to check out more blog series full of Canadiana at:
5 Days of Canadiana Roundup.

What are your favourite resources for teaching high school geography in your homeschool? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I make a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

Posted in Resources

5 Days of Canadian Social Studies – High School History

Welcome to the second day of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies! Today I’m sharing Canadian resources for teaching high school history in your homeschool.

High School History

high school history
Canada: A People’s History is a 30 hour documentary series. The website includes episode summaries, a teacher’s guide, and a discussion forum to help you create an entire homeschool class. We borrowed the DVDs from our local library, but they are also available for purchase on the website.

high school history
Canadian History for Dummies is part of the fun but informative “for Dummies” series of books. This book can be a particularly good match for high schoolers (and parents) who think Canadian history is boring.

high school history
The Canada Year Book Historical Collection, part of the Statistics Canada website, contains information on families, economics, Canada at war, and more with tables, charts, maps, photos, and multimedia resources. A great reference for any Canadian studies or research papers.

Check out day one of 5 Days of Canadian Social Studies for elementary history resources for your homeschool.

Check out more blog series full of Canadiana at:

5 days of Canadiana Roundup

What are your favourite resources for Canadian high school history? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy, I make a few bucks to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

Posted in Blog Hops/Walks, Resources

5 Days of Canadian Social Studies – Elementary History

5 Days of Canadian Social Studies

One of the most frequent questions Canadian homeschoolers ask is where to find Canadian resources. Join me for 5 days of Canadian social studies! I will share resources and curricula for learning all about Canadian history, geography, and government for elementary and high school students in your homeschool.

Let’s start with resources for elementary history!

Elementary History Resources

elementary history
Our Empire Story by H.E. Marshall, is a free online book that tells the story of the British Empire. The book begins with Canada, from the arrival of the vikings, to the story of Louis Riel. It makes a great read aloud for the elementary grades.

elementary history
The Story of Canada is an award winning book by Janet Lunn for ages 9-14.

elementary history
O Canada! Her Story is one of my favourite read alouds for elementary history. It is a great book full of fascinating stories about Canada, from a travelling school on a train car to the Dionne Quintuplets. Even I learned something new when we read this in our homeschool! (And I had a hand in copy editing a few of the stories, too).

elementary history
Expedition Canada is a one-week unit study/lapbook for Grades K-4. It includes history and geography study.

elementary history Courage and Conquest: Discovering Canadian History by Donna Ward is a great resource for the early to middle school grades. It covers the history of Canada from its early settlement to Confederation.

Check out more blog series full of Canadiana at:
http://thecanadianhomeschooler.com/5-days-of-canadiana-roundup/

What are your favourite resources for Canadian elementary history? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I make a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!